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Principles of Electricity


Published 1945
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Breaks down structure of matter into atoms and, by use of conventional symbols, shows the action of electrons within an atom. The principles involved in the flow of current are explained and a volt, ampere and Ohm are defined.


Scientific Advisors: Dr. Saul Dushman; Dr. Roman Smoluchowski; Dr. David Harker


Run time 0:20:00
Production Company Wolff (Raphael G.) Studios, Inc.
Sponsor General Electric
Audio/Visual sound, color

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21:42:17 MS Lamp is switched on by a hand
21:42:21 MS Father in easy chair; looks down at little girl playing
21:42:23 MS Woman seen from above and behind starts car
21:42:27 LS Passenger jet airplane takes off ["Western" is written on side]
21:42:29 CU

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Reviewer: loweryjk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 20, 2009
Subject: Why don't more films like this get made today?
This is a great film. I've done some minor electronics work in my profession and have a basic understanding of electricity, but this film taught me something new.
I would love to have seen this film years ago in junior or senior high. Why aren't films like this used to teach the youth of today?
Reviewer: oracle2world - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2007
Subject: Excellent
Excellent introduction to electricity. The animations are superb and show how moving electrons constitute electricity.

Abstract subjects like these that are not easily visualized are sometimes thought of as less than riveting action.

So be it.
Reviewer: cashel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2004
Subject: learning
I was ignorant on the subject of Electricity but after seeing this 20 minute film,I am less ignorant. Until a better film comes along,I will risk boredom and try further viewings and express gratitude to the makers of this film. Ofcourse, this film could be easily jazzed up by inserting images from other prelinger films and expanding to 60 minutes, but would this prove that education is easy?
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavorite - March 17, 2004
Subject: The title should warn you.
Even though it's lovingly animated and has a few cute sprite cartoon characters in it, I found how you can make electricity down and out boring. Sorry to be so Simon about this, but hearing about positive and negative attractions just made my head spin.
Reviewer: Steve Nordby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 28, 2003
Subject: The urge of nature, balance, is purple
Pompous narrator, dry academic script, colorful and sometimes silly animations, what more could you want? A Simpsons parody? Watch this and you might learn something too!
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